IOC consensus statement on training the elite child athlete

Mountjoy, Margo, Armstrong, Neil, Bizzini, Lucio, Blimkie, Cameron, Evans, Janet, Gerrard, David, Hangen, Jan, Knoll, Karin, Micheli, Lyle, Sangenis, Patricia and Van Mechelen, Willem (2008) IOC consensus statement on training the elite child athlete. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 18 2: 122-123. doi:10.1097/JSM.0b013e318168e6ea

Author Mountjoy, Margo
Armstrong, Neil
Bizzini, Lucio
Blimkie, Cameron
Evans, Janet
Gerrard, David
Hangen, Jan
Knoll, Karin
Micheli, Lyle
Sangenis, Patricia
Van Mechelen, Willem
Title IOC consensus statement on training the elite child athlete
Journal name Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1050-642X
Publication date 2008-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1097/JSM.0b013e318168e6ea
Volume 18
Issue 2
Start page 122
End page 123
Total pages 2
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Language eng
Subject 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Formatted abstract
Protecting the health of the athlete is the primary goal of the International Olympic Committee’s Medical Commission. One of its main objectives is the promotion of safe practices in the training of the elite child athlete. The elite child athlete is one who has superior athletic talent, undergoes specialized training, receives expert coaching and is exposed to early competition. Sport provides a positive environment that may enhance the physical growth and psychological development of children. This unique athlete population has distinct social, emotional and physical needs which vary depending on the athlete’s particular stage of maturation. The elite child athlete requires appropriate training, coaching and competition that ensure a safe and healthy athletic career and promote future well-being. This document reviews the scientific basis of sports training in the child, the special challenges and unique features of training elite children and provides recommendations to parents, coaches, health care providers, sports governing bodies and significant other parties.
Copyright © 2008 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Keyword Athletic performance
Child development
Physical education and training
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Published under "Consensus Statement". Listed as "Conference Paper" in SCOPUS.

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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